St. Barnabas on the Danforth The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the Community 10:30 a.m. Third Sunday in Lent March 3, 2013 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto M4K 1P1 416-463-1344 www.stbarnabas-toronto.comLet us faithfully witness to the Risen Jesus, giving generously of our lives and substance for the relief of the poor and the sharing of the Gospel, bringing encouragement to all.
(From the Collect for St. Barnabas) Welcome to St. Barnabas (Chester) Anglican Church The Church in the Marketplace Embracing the CommunityOur 10:30 AM Worship Service begins on page 185 of the green Book of Alternative Services. The hymns can be found in the blue Book of Common Praise.Organ Ave Maria (from 5 Liturgical Inventions) – Victor Togni The Gathering of the CommunityEntrance Hymn 60 “I come with joy” (Richmond #224)Service Music: New Plainsong – David HurdThe Penitential RiteThe sacrifice of God is a broken and contrite heart. O God, youwill not despise.Dear friends in Christ, as we prepare to worship almighty God,let us with penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that wemay obtain forgiveness by God’s infinite goodness and mercy.SilenceAll: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinnedagainst you in thought, word and deed, by what we havedone and by what we have left undone. We have not lovedyou with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighboursas ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and
forgive us, that we may delight in your will, and walk inyour ways to the glory of your name. Amen.The AbsolutionPresider: Almighty God, have mercy upon you, pardon anddeliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in allgoodness, and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ ourLord. Amen.Kyrie eleison Lord, have mercyChriste eleison Christ, Have mercyKyrie eleison Lord, have mercyCollect of the Day: Father of mercy, alone we haveno power in ourselves to help ourselves. When weare discouraged by our weakness, strengthen usto follow Christ, our pattern and our hope; wholives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, oneGod, now and for ever. Amen.Children’s Focus led by Teresa Johnson The Proclamation of the WordA READING FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH 55: 1–9 Read by Everod MillerHo, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; andyou that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come,buy wine and milk without money and without price.Why do you spend yourmoney for that which is not bread, and your labourfor that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to
me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves inrich food. Incline your ear, andcome to me; listen, so that you may live. I will makewith you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, surelove for David. See, I made him a witness to thepeoples, a leader and commander for the peoples.See, you shall call nations that you do not know, andnations that do not know you shall run to you,because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel,for he has gloriﬁed you. Seek the Lord while he maybe found, call upon him while he is near; let thewicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous theirthoughts; let them return to the Lord, that he mayhave mercy on them, and to our God, for he willabundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not yourthoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so aremy ways higher than your ways and my thoughtsthan your thoughts.The word of the Lord: Thanks be to God.PSALM 63: 1-8 (sung) 1 O God, you are my God; eagerly I seek you; *my soul thirsts for you / my flesh faints for you as in abarren and dry land where there is no wa-ter.2 Therefore I have gazed upon you in your holy place, *that I might behold your power and your glo-ry.3 For your lovingkindness is better than life it-self; *my lips shall give you praise.4 So will I bless you as long as I live *and lift up my hands in your Name.
5 My soul is content as with marrow and fat-ness, *and my mouth praises you with joyful lips,6 When I remember you upon my bed, *and meditate on you in the night watches.7 For you have been my hel-per, *and under the shadow of your wings I will rejoice.8 My soul clings to you; *your right hand holds me fast.Glory be to the Father and to the Son:and to the Ho-ly Spi-rit.As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be:world with-out end A-men.A READING FROM THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THECORINTHIANS 10: 1–13 Read by Esma BrathwaiteI do not want you to be unaware, brothers andsisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud,and all passed through the sea, and all werebaptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, andall ate the same spiritual food, and all drank thesame spiritual drink. For they drank from thespiritual rock that followed them, and the rock wasChrist. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with mostof them, and they were struck down in thewilderness. Now these things occurred as examplesfor us, so that we might not desire evil as they did.Do not become idolaters as some of them did; as itis written, “The people sat down to eat and drink,and they rose up to play.” We must not indulge insexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. We must not putChrist to the test, as some of them did, and were
destroyed by serpents. And do not complain assome of them did, and were destroyed by thedestroyer. These things happened to them to serveas an example, and they were written down toinstruct us, on whom the ends of the ages havecome. So if you think you are standing, watch outthat you do not fall. No testing has overtaken youthat is not common to everyone. God is faithful, andhe will not let you be tested beyond your strength,but with the testing he will also provide the way outso that you may be able to endure it.The word of the Lord: Thanks be to God.Gospel AcclamationChoir: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal gloryAll: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal gloryChoir: Repent, says the Lord, repent says the Lord. For the kingdom of Heav’n is close at hand.All: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal gloryGospeller: The Lord be with you.All: And also with you.Gospeller: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke 13: 1-9.All: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.At that very time there were some present who toldJesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate hadmingled with their sacriﬁces. He asked them, “Doyou think that because these Galileans suffered inthis way they were worse sinners than all other
Galileans? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, youwill all perish as they did. Or those eighteen whowere killed when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think that they were worse offenders than allthe others living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; butunless you repent, you will all perish as they did.”Then he told this parable: “A man had a ﬁg treeplanted in his vineyard; and he came looking forfruit on it and found none. So he said to thegardener, ‘See here! For three years I have comelooking for fruit on this ﬁg tree, and still I ﬁnd none.Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?’ Hereplied, ‘Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I digaround it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit nextyear, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’”Gospeller: The Gospel of Christ:All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.Homily: Fr JonathanAffirmation of Faith (Please stand as able.)The Apostles’ Creed p. 189Prayers of the People led by Joyce Connell(Please kneel, as able, for the Prayers of the People)We Share the Peace of Christ The Celebration of the Eucharist All who are baptized into Christ with water in the Name of the Holy Trinity are welcome to receive Holy Communion. If you will not be
receiving, you are invited to come to the Communion rail for a blessing. Please indicate this by crossing your arms over your chestOffertory Hymn 508 “I heard the voice of Jesus say”Anthem O pray for the peace of Jerusalem – John BlowThe text is taken from Psalm 122: 6-9.Prayer over the Gifts: Gracious God, we know yourpower to triumph over weakness. May we whoask forgiveness be ready to forgive one another,in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen. Eucharistic Prayer 1 p. 193The Lord’s Prayer (sung) Please see the insert in thebulletin.Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name,your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as inheaven.Give us today our daily bread.Forgive our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil,For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, nowand for ever. Amen.The Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: We break this bread,All: Communion in Christ’s body once brokenCelebrant: Let your Church be the wheat which bears its fruit in dyingAll: If we have died with him, we shall live with him; if we hold firm, we shall reign with him.Communion Hymn 72 “Bread of heaven, on thee we feed”
Presider: All your works praise you, O Lord.All: And your faithful people bless you. Gracious God we thank you for feeding us with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ. May we, who share his body, live his risen life; we, who drink his cup, bring life to others; we, whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world. Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us, so that we and all your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise your name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.The BlessingAnnouncementsClosing Hymn 380 “O worship the King”Dismissal: Deacon Grace Organ Postlude Jesus dulcis (from 5 Liturgical Inventions) – VictorTogniWe welcome all who are new or visiting today. If we can serveyou or you wish to know more about the church, please fill out a visitors envelope, available in pews or at back of church.
Today’s Liturgical Team:Presider & Homilist: Fr. Jonathan EayrsDeacon: The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillCommunion Minister: Teresa JohnsonOrganist & Choirmaster: Neil HoultonSidespeople: (Team 2) Captain – Neville Reid ;Grace Caldwell-Hill, Millie Lowe, Lyn Inniss,Barbara Parks, Darryl NakamotoChancel Guild: Joyce Connell, Winnifred DottinToday we remember in our Prayers:Anglican Cycle of Prayer, The Bishop, People & Clergy of theDiocese of MontrealDiocesan Cycle, Hospital Chaplains of the DioceseDeanery Cycle, St. John the Baptist, NorwayParish Cycle, Our Lay Pastoral VisitorsOutreach & Advocacy Cycle, Parish of Lloydtown and for theChurch of the Nativity, Malvern Music NotesVictor Togni was born in 1935 on the Ides of March inTanganyika (East Africa, now Tanzania) of Swiss parents. His
musical studies were begun in Switzerland and continued laterin Rome, Paris, London and Geneva. His teachers includedsome of the great organists and composers of the time. Afterholding important posts in Europe Togni emigrated to Canadawhere he first settled in Pembroke, later in Ottawa, and finallyin Toronto where he was organist at St. Basils church of St.Michaels College, Toronto, and professor of organ andimprovisation at St. Michaels Cathedral Choir School. In 1963,he was appointed organist of Torontos St. Michaels Cathedral,a position he held until his tragic death in 1965 at the age of 30.His son, Peter Togni, is a well-known name in radiobroadcasting at the CBC, as well as being an organist andcomposer based in Halifax. John Blow (1649-1708) was an influential composer andorganist during the English baroque period, having been theteacher of Henry Purcell amongst other notable musicians. Hewas organist of Westminster Abbey from 1669, then choirmasterat St. Paul’s Cathedral from 1687 where many of his more than100 anthems would have been first heard. “O pray for the peaceof Jerusalem” is a kind of ‘verse anthem’, with an openingsection for solo voice followed by a short choral conclusion. This morning we are introducing a new musical settingof the Lord’s Prayer composed by the eminent Americanorganist, conductor and composer McNeil Robinson. Bothwords and music are included as an insert in today’s bulletin. LIFE AND MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITYNew Sunday School Venue and Weekly meetings!
Starting this Sunday, following the Children’s Focus, our churchschool members and teachers will be meeting in the Study(through the doors by the chapel and turn right). Membersreturn again at Communion to rejoin their families. The move to regular weekly classes calls for additionalhelpers. We thank those who have stepped up to assist in thistransition, and hope to welcome new volunteers. We are gratefulto the parents, teachers and members, who are helping ourChristian education programme grow again.Good Friday Planning MeetingFollowing both services, at 9:45 and 11:40 this Sunday andnext. You can make our contribution to this year’s CommunityEcumenical Good Friday Walk specially memorable. Art, music,decoration and narration are just some of the contributions thatcan be part of the mix. To help get the creative juices flowing, the Stations weare hosting are the following: • Seventh Station: Jesus takes up the cross (Mark 15: 20) • Eighth Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross (Luke 23: 26) • Ninth Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem (Luke 23: 27-31)Lenten study todayThe Lenten Study will resume in the Study following the 10:30service today. “Inheritors through Hope: The Letter to theHebrews” Today’s topic: Sacrifice & Communion.Monday Night Bible studyBible study will continue on Monday, March 4th at 7:00 PM.All are welcome.
A funeral at St. BarnabasThere will be a funeral service here for Joan Strachan, Fiona’smother, on Saturday, 9 March 2013 at 11AM, followed byinterment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Thank you to all of youfor your prayers and caring support over the past few months. LENTEN STUDY PROGRAMME “Inheritors through Hope: The Letter to the Hebrews” Resumes today – 12 Noon to 1 PM in the Study Sunday, March 10th: Paths of Faith Sunday, March 17th: Suffering and Hope Sunday, March 24th: Charity and Holiness WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Thursday, March 7th 8:00 PM Choir Practice In the downstairs choir room WORSHIP SCHEDULE Thursday, March 7th 12 noon Holy Eucharist In the Chancel Sunday, March 10th Fourth Sunday in Lent
Please note, the Ministry of Anointing for Healing will be available at both services. 9:00 AM Said Eucharist 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist Readings for this week: Joshua 5: 9–12; Psalm 32 2 Corinthians 5: 16–21; Luke 15: 1–3, 11B–32CLERGY Fr. Jonathan EayrsHONORARY ASSISTANT Fr. David Hoopes, OHCDEACON The Rev. Grace Caldwell-HillLEADERSHIP TEAM Gary Davenport, Jane Smith Lyn Inniss, Everod Miller, Jan BookerORGANIST & CHOIRMASTER Neil HoultonPARISH ADMINISTRATOR Mary Roycroft RanniORGANIST EMERITUS Dr. Eugene Gates